Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pantone Color of the Year 2015: MARSALA

The color of the year according to Pantone will be Marsala... Makes sense with the trend towards berry, eggplant and deep plums over the last few wedding seasons. This year's announcement was nice because Pantone got more detailed in terms of indicating the EXACT ink colors/formulas for printing and HTML Hex values (screen color) vs. focusing simply on the TCX (fabric) details.

Enjoy and I'll be back soon with more 2015 trends! --ct

Monday, December 1, 2014

Wedding Guide Chicago December Issue

Always an exciting time of year as December is the month that the new Wedding Guide Chicago releases! Super happy about my features this year and will keep you posted on the actual day/week it hits newsstands...

Christopher Coté for Edward Fox Photography | Elysia Root CakesThe Elegant Petal | Danada House 

Monday, November 10, 2014

More Wedding Chalkboards

Wanted to share some more chalkboard signage that I had the pleasure of doing for Rose and Ben's October 18th nuptials at Salvage One here in Chicago! Collectively, these were the largest boards I'd ever worked on!

The couple had found this GREAT vintage door and asked me to letter their menu on it. I want one of these for my studio!!!

Sandwich board with the day's itinerary

Beer, Wine and Cocktails...
The Wedding Party

Hope everything went well and congrats again to Ben and Rose, one of my favorite couples this year.

Take care guys,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kesh Events Grand Opening

I had the privilege of working on some materials for Kesh Events Grand Opening, owned by Akeshi Akinseye. The event was on September 4th and I did the envelope calligraphy, the tags for the champagne sip and the sponsor card inserts.

Congratulations to Akeshi and it was a pleasure!

CS Brides press on the event

Circular drink tags with metallic gold lettering

Akeshi also had a photoshoot the same day in her new space and CT-Designs provided stationery for this fabulously designed tablescape...

Me and Desirée of Dejanae Events messing around...

Isn't her space gorgeous?

The lovely Akeshi Ainksye...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 2014 Calligraphy Classes

I'm teaching three MORE calligraphy classes at Paper Source this month. Again, this would be a good time if you are interested in hand lettering, to come out and see if this is something you'd like to do for your own (or your daughter/family member) materials.

**Introduction to Calligraphy**
Oak Brook Paper Source
 433 Oak Brook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 572-1955 | 11:00A - 2:30P

**Introduction to Calligraphy**
Oak Brook Paper Source
 433 Oak Brook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 572-1955 | 11:00A - 2:30P

**Calligraphy II: Dip Pen and Ink**
Southport Paper Source
3543 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
773-880-0489 | NOON - 3:00P


Friday, October 24, 2014

Gathering Guide Article on CT-Designs (Wedding Signage)

I'm so pleased to share an interview that was published today by Gathering Guide. Thanks to Gaea Denker-Lehrman, a San-Francisco based contributor who noticed my work on one of my blogs.

Please check the article out here: http://weddings.gatheringguide.com/ac/wedding-party-decorations-ideas-trends/chalk-and-mirrors-creative-wedding-calligraphy

Enjoy the article and your weekends!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

CT-Designs Calligraphy & Wedding Stationery Video Shoot

I shot a video, yes a video for CT-Designs. Its going to be a part of my marketing materials and I couldn't be more thrilled!

Real nervous because I'm really a "behind the scenes" kind of girl, but this turned out to be a wonderful experience! Check out some of the stills and watch the video when you get a chance!

Thanks for making me part of your day and have great weeks! --ct
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